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Thread: Paul Heckles - Excellent training session!
10/10/2017 16:41:29

Quite some years ago and at considerabley lower prices I spent 2 days with Paul Heckles. The first day was specificaly pre B cert. training and the 2nd was one the now discontinued jet experience days. Both great days, I did follow up by getting my B cert but I don't have a jet though!

Thread: Hitec's HPP22 Interface for Firmware Upgrade
10/10/2017 00:41:30

Pleased you got it sorted in the end. apologies for my late response.

Thread: S.A.S Wildthing
07/10/2017 08:53:28

I pushed the weight forward in the nose before fitting the Rx/Switch module. Pleased you found that idea useful.

Thread: Durafly Vampire
07/10/2017 08:50:03

I use a 3300 battery too and like Piers find that it improves flight performace and time, it does need to be slightly further forward though. I have also strengthened the booms with carbon fibre

I beleive the recent models have had the thrust line corrected but anyway I dealt with the problem with mine by mixing throttle to elevator. It took some trial and error it is now quite seemless. The main gains are consistent pitch at all throttle levels and less floaty landing which was a problem if there was breeze.

Thread: Anet A8
06/10/2017 23:23:33

Great stuff Simon, looking forward to trying it, notied any benefit?

Thread: S.A.S Wildthing
06/10/2017 23:15:01
Posted by TigerOC on 06/10/2017 22:13:51:
Posted by Tom Thomas on 06/10/2017 21:58:51:

I do like yellow and black, but I'm very disappointed with the colour tape, it's horrible to try to get around curves etc.

On the nose I gave up trying to get it looking anywhere near neat!

I build a lot of foamies, mainly in depron so tape is the covering. 2 essentials; 1) a new scalpel blade 2) meths

When dealing with curves; take the tape out beyond the curve and then run multiple slits in the tape so that you can cover the curve in sections. The adhesive always gets on the blade and ruins it. so you need meths to clean it off at regular intervals. An oil stone on hand will keep the blade sharp.


Edited By TigerOC on 06/10/2017 22:14:46

thumbs up

Thread: PETG
05/10/2017 15:12:23

I'm doing quite abit of work with PETG at the moment, hope to have something to show for it in the not too distant future. The key thing is to experiment to get the right temperature for a good finish without causing stringing if it's too hot or loss of transparencey if it's too cool.

Have fun with it,

Edited By Ian Jones on 05/10/2017 15:12:51

Thread: ABS Fumes
03/10/2017 20:02:55

When I first started looking into 3D printing the only warning I found was that ABS can be a bit smelly. By the time I was actually using the stuff warnings were out about the toxicity (did I just make that up?) of it and sure enough headache and sore throat soon proved it despite good ventilation.

As a result I stopped using ABS, just when I was strating to beat the warping issues too.

Well anyway, I've revisted the problem by using a 3M 4251 mask. I can't smell the fumes, don't get any effects from them and I reckon that, for me anyway, that's the problem of fumes sorted.

What's everyone elses experience?

Edited By Ian Jones on 03/10/2017 20:03:58

Thread: 3D filament ?
03/10/2017 19:56:06
Posted by Stan Davey on 31/08/2017 17:41:30:

I like PETG. Its my main choice for parts now. ABS warping kept popping up at the worst time. Nylon was good but problems w/that also. PETG flows nice! haven't had any jams since switching. You do have to change temps/retraction/etc. (I print slower and 240º w/more retraction). Found the #'s somewhere and plugged them in and that was it! The only place I may quit using it for is skids. The concrete Rwy I land on sands it down too quickly - will probably go back to nylon if I don't find a fix (trying to put some HDPE on it to prevent wear).

Solved my warping using a PEI sheet on the bed. Thanks fro the info re tempreatures.

Thread: S.A.S Wildthing
03/10/2017 12:29:33
Posted by Steve Houghton 1 on 02/10/2017 10:43:04:

Looking good Tom. I would recommend that you run an iron over that cross weave tape set at 120°C. This will make the tape adhere to the foam better and also give you a smoother surface to apply your covering tape/film to.

I rebuilt my Mk2 WT a year ago after I attempted a nose first vertical landing from about 100' lol. You can see the rebuild HERE.



Edited By Steve Houghton 1 on 02/10/2017 10:45:35

Nice job Steve... I'll bear the covering in mind, have a feeling it won't be too long wink 2 .

Tom it's looking good, yellow is a good colour choice!

01/10/2017 01:53:10
Posted by cymaz on 30/09/2017 06:02:57:

I took about 1" off each elevon tip. The thinking behind that was to protect the tips and hopefully reduce the tress on the servos if it landed on the wing tip. It's not affected the roll rate.

When landing the W.T., don't fly too far behind yourself, as I've found that....

  • You will struggle to fly it back
  • All the lift has gone
  • It starts to get blown back by the wind....and it's a long walk to find it.( I fly high above Perranporth beach and it's a real pain in the posterior to hunt for it in deep grass filled sand dunes)



yes Yep, If you don't go far enough back and over shoot the edge then you can stay in control and just go around and try again but once you are too far back you have no control at all.

Pleased you found my build useful Tom. Regarding ensuring the tapes stick, if you used the stuff recommended/supplied by SAS you shouldn't have any trouble provided it's not too cold where you are working. If it is a bit cool keep the the tape in the house - the adhesive becomes more tacky and bonds much better when it's warm. Same applies to adhesive backed velcro by the way, I nearly always warm it on the radiator in the house before applying..

Edited By Ian Jones on 01/10/2017 01:54:03

Thread: Caption competition!
29/09/2017 17:31:41

Congrats David.

Thread: S.A.S Wildthing
29/09/2017 10:09:33

Hi Tom,

You may be interested in my SAS Fusion build (starting halfway down this page), I believe the only difference between the two is the shape of the fin.

It's still in flying condition, in fact I was out with it just a few days ago.

Edit: Actually looking at the fin in your photo, it looks the same as the Fusion.

Edited By Ian Jones on 29/09/2017 10:17:18

Thread: Caption competition!
28/09/2017 10:41:51

Leon flies in the Seat of his Aunt's.

Edited By Ian Jones on 28/09/2017 10:57:21

27/09/2017 23:37:03

Left, left seat goes up, right seat goes down.

Right, right seat goes up, left seat goes down.

Surfaces working correctly!

26/09/2017 01:59:58

EASA can't stop us flying here.

26/09/2017 01:56:46

No Sid, it hasn't suddenly gone dark, you are facing the wrong way around...

..., should have gone to a well known optician!

23/09/2017 16:50:46

When they said it had remote locking I didn't think they meant this!

Thread: Had my first full size flying lesson!
15/09/2017 16:33:38

3 Extra 300Ls from there just flew past my house in Middlewich, as I type just reaching Warrington.

14/09/2017 12:53:29
Posted by FilmBuff on 14/09/2017 09:33:58:
Posted by Ian Jones on 13/09/2017 20:19:45:

You've got choice of a couple of Spitfire T9s you can have a go at there too!

Saw that - but eye-watering expense!

Yes, for the price you'd be well into your PPL training.

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